Projects & Procurement, Italy updates

 
Public officials' liability in procurement of goods or services – recent decisions and coverage issues
DLA Piper
  • Italy
  • 29 January 2019

Under the consolidated act on public procurement, the procurement of goods or services by local public entities is conditional on the approval of the relevant expenditure budget. However, if a public official authorises an agreement for the procurement of goods or services without an approved budget, that agreement is considered to have been entered into directly by the public official and the service provider and the public official may be personally liable to said provider.

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